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The City of God

In 410, Rome was a city under attack. The Visigoths under the leadership of Alaric had sacked the city, and its citizens were horrified. Those who still worshiped pagan gods were quick to blame the...

Latest answer posted August 30, 2020 6:36 pm UTC

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The City of God

Augustine's The City of God appears in two parts. Part 1 focuses primarily on arguments about why Rome fell to the Vandals in 410. At the time, Rome was known as the "Eternal City" because the...

Latest answer posted March 3, 2020 6:21 pm UTC

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The City of God

By the time Augustine wrote The City of God, Rome was falling rapidly from its position of power as Germanic armies from the north invaded and looted the city. The pagan Romans wanted, of course,...

Latest answer posted May 30, 2021 5:22 pm UTC

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The City of God

Part of the difficulty is that he is quoting Varro. So, what is in view is Varro's understanding of virtue. With that said, there are two points that are important in discussing virtue. First,...

Latest answer posted April 8, 2015 9:26 pm UTC

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The City of God

Augustine's The City of God is saturated with Scripture. Let's look at a few examples. Right away in the work's preface, Augustine quotes Psalm 94:15 to explain how the City of God waits until...

Latest answer posted November 9, 2020 9:40 pm UTC

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The City of God

As you know, The City of God is an enormous work. Therefore, many things can be said. In light of this, let me name a few of them. First, it is clear that Augustine believes in the justice of God....

Latest answer posted April 12, 2015 6:45 pm UTC

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The City of God

When tackling this question, it's important to understand that for St. Augustine, the City of God isn't an actual city, a city that has existed or ever will. Rather, it's a metaphor for the ideal...

Latest answer posted August 30, 2020 12:21 pm UTC

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The City of God

Augustine of Hippo is thought to have completed this work in 426 AD. In order to understand how his own experiences and context drove him to write this book, we must first appreciate what a radical...

Latest answer posted February 14, 2018 12:14 pm UTC

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